Environment and society : sustainability, policy and the citizen / Stewart Barr.

by Barr, Stewart, 1976-Looking glass.

Series: Ashgate studies in environmental policy and practice: Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, [2008]Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780754643432; 0754643433.Subject(s): Human ecologyLooking glass | Social ecologyLooking glass | Environmentalism -- Social aspectsLooking glass | Sustainable developmentLooking glass
Contents:
Green dilemmas -- Sustainability -- Policy -- Behaviour change : policy and practice -- The social-psychology of environmental action -- Framing environmental practice -- Sustainable lifestyles -- The value-action gap -- Changing behaviour : a social marketing approach -- Sustainability, citizens and progress.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-278) and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Environment and Society explores ways to promote the behavioural shifts necessary for creating a 'sustainable society'. Through a critical approach to the links between sustainability, policy and citizen engagement, the book argues that sustainability policy needs to move towards a positive perspective, utilizing the well-known techniques of segmentation and social marketing. Such 'mainstreaming' of sustainable lifestyles is likely to be the only effective means of engaging the majority of citizens in the environmental debate, given the major influence of the consumer society on individual aspirations and beliefs. Comprised of three substantive elements, Environment and Society explores the context for behaviour change policy, the approaches adopted by politicians and academic researchers, and the application of such approaches using empirical data from two major research projects. The book is richly illustrated using both theoretical and empirical data and provides an excellent companion to all researchers interested in sustainable lifestyles.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-278) and index.

Green dilemmas -- Sustainability -- Policy -- Behaviour change : policy and practice -- The social-psychology of environmental action -- Framing environmental practice -- Sustainable lifestyles -- The value-action gap -- Changing behaviour : a social marketing approach -- Sustainability, citizens and progress.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Part 1 Contexts
  • Green dilemmas
  • Sustainability
  • Policy
  • Part 2 Perspectives
  • Behaviour change: policy and practice
  • The social psychology of environmental action
  • Part 3 Approaches
  • Framing environmental practice
  • Sustainable lifestyles
  • The value-action gap
  • Part 4 Applications
  • Changing behaviour: a social marketing approach
  • Sustainability, citizens and progress
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Dr Stewart Barr is a Senior Lecturer in Geography in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Earth Resources at the University of Exeter, UK.

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